Public Safety Officer Recruitment

Become a Public Safety Officer

Glencoe-Public-Safety-LogoWhether you’ve been considering a career in the public safety field for years, or if you’re brand new to the idea, you likely already know that the community you serve is integral to your long-term career happiness. Glencoe isn’t just a great place to work - it’s consistently rated one of the best communities to live and raise a family. We invite you to learn more about our community, the Public Safety Department and the unique role played by a Glencoe Public Safety Officer (PSO) by clicking through the pages listed below.

The Village accepted applications on www.applytoserve.com from January 4, 2021 (starting at 10 a.m.) until February 19, 2021 (ending at 4 p.m.) for the next Public Safety Officer examination process. The process is currently closed.

We also invite you to register your e-mail address to receive news from the department, including upcoming testing dates and position openings, sent right to your inbox.

Department Overview
The Public Safety Department was established in 1954 when the Village combined the Police and Fire departments into one single, cross-trained department. Today, the Public Safety Department has 36 sworn officers (from entry-level Public Safety Officer to the chief) who are cross-trained as certified police officers, firefighters and medical first responders. The department has 42 full-time employees including the command staff, Lieutenants, Public Safety Officers and civilian positions.  


  • Police Division: Uniformed patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, youth services, parking control, specialized inter-jurisdictional task force participation, public education
  • Fire Division: Fire suppression, fire prevention, fire inspections, hazardous material response, public education
  • EMS Division: Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) emergency medical services, public education

Learn more:


The Role of a Public Safety Officer


Qualifications, Salary and Benefits


Hiring Process